Archive for May, 2008

Sotheby’s Sale of Swiss Art on May 27 to Inaugurate New Auction Room in Zurich

Sotheby’s Sale of Swiss Art on May 27 to Inaugurate New Auction Room in Zurich

. May 15, 2008

GENEVA – Sotheby’s forthcoming auction of Swiss art will be held at 83 Talstrasse, Zurich, on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 at 6 pm, the first auction to take place on these new premises. 154 works of the 19th and 20th centuries with an estimated value of CHF 19-27 million (€ 11.6 – 16.9 million) will […]

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Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1975 Sells for Record 86.3 Million at Sotheby’s in New York

Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1975 Sells for Record 86.3 Million at Sotheby’s in New York

. May 15, 2008

NEW YORK, NY – A three-panel work by Francis Bacon, titled Triptych, has been sold at auction in New York for 86.2 million dollars, setting a new record for a painting by the artist. Triptych, 1976, is without question one of the most important works in Bacon’s oeuvre and a landmark of the 20th century […]

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Skinner’s Recent Asian Works of Art Auction Nets $3.7M; Sale Ranks as 5th Most Successful in Skinner’s History

Skinner’s Recent Asian Works of Art Auction Nets $3.7M; Sale Ranks as 5th Most Successful in Skinner’s History

. May 14, 2008

BOLTON, Mass. – May 14, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced the results of its recent Asian Works of Art sale, which grossed $3,722,862.00. The auction, which was held on April 26th in the Boston gallery, represents the most successful sale to […]

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MAJOR UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVE OF SOUTHERN HISTORY SOARS TO $76,725 IN MARCH MAIL-PHONE-E-MAIL-INTERNET AUCTION CONDUCTED BY COHASCO

MAJOR UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVE OF SOUTHERN HISTORY SOARS TO $76,725 IN MARCH MAIL-PHONE-E-MAIL-INTERNET AUCTION CONDUCTED BY COHASCO

. May 14, 2008

(Yonkers, N.Y.) – A major unpublished manuscript archive of Southern history – including a 1775 map of Natchez, Miss. (which at one time boasted more millionaires than New York City); a Mississippi plantation Bible maintained from 1839-1979; and a set of encyclopedias from the personal library of a slave owner and cotton planter – sold […]

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Bonhams To Offer Dubai-winning Aston Martin At UK Auction

Bonhams To Offer Dubai-winning Aston Martin At UK Auction

. May 14, 2008

Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, will offer one of the great modern era racing Aston Martins in its upcoming dedicated Aston Martin and related Automobilia London sale on 17 May 2008. The car is expected to fetch between £360,000 – 400,000 at auction. Winning second place in the 2006 FIA GT Championship and […]

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